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Social Anthropology

146.101 Understanding Cultural Difference 15 credits
An introduction to key contemporary topics and concepts in the discipline.
146.102 Endangered Cultures 15 credits
An introduction to the impact of modern civilization on indigenous peoples based on ethnographic case studies and historical analysis.
146.201 Making the Self 15 credits
An exploration of how concepts of the self, person, and individual vary across cultures.
146.202 Migration and Belonging 15 credits
An anthropological study of how increasingly rapid mobility impacts socially and culturally on communities and individuals.
146.203 Religion, Nature and Sustainability 15 credits
An anthropological study of a range of religions, understandings of nature, and practices of sustainability.
146.204 Following the Monsoon 15 credits
An introduction to the contemporary anthropology of Monsoon Asia, with an emphasis on environmental factors
146.205 Environmental Anthropology 15 credits
An exploration of contemporary approaches in environmental anthropology.
146.209 Food and Eating 15 credits
This course explores the food chain, from production, through consumption, to exchange. It considers the ways in which food is implicated in the reproduction of identities and inequalities.
146.210 Anthropology of Ritual, Religion, and Witchcraft 15 credits
A cross-cultural study of selected topics in the anthropology of ritual and religion including rites of passage, witchcraft, sorcery, myth, magic, spirits, death, symbols, ancestors, altered states of consciousness, and shamanism.
146.211 Systems of Healing 15 credits
A study of the variety of ways that people throughout the world address the problems of illness.
146.300 Anthropological Enquiry 15 credits
A critical exploration of the role of theory in anthropology, key theoretical frameworks and the practice of theorising ethnography.
146.301 Practicing Fieldwork 15 credits
An experiential course including practical exercises, designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to conduct anthropological fieldwork in a local context using a range of ethnographic methods.
146.308 Taking Anthropology to the World 15 credits
This course aims to workshop and assemble a professional portfolio applying anthropological knowledge and skills to respond to real world/topical issues, local and global.
146.309 The Ethnography of Aotearoa New Zealand 15 credits
This course critically explores the ethnography of Aotearoa New Zealand. It considers ethnography as a way of "knowing" Aotearoa New Zealand and what that means for how Aotearoa New Zealand is analysed and represented.
146.310 Science, Culture, and Politics 15 credits
Cross cultural understandings of how scientific ways of 'knowing' operate [politically] in the world.
146.701 Contemporary Approaches in Anthropological Theory 30 credits
A study of current theoretical issues and debates in social anthropology.
146.703 The Practice of Anthropology 30 credits
A study of the methodological and ethical dimensions of anthropological research.
146.707 Reading and Writing Ethnography 30 credits
Students in this course will examine contemporary exemplary ethnographies and develop their own ethnographic writing practices.
146.708 Anthropology Today: Current Issues 30 credits
Based on a close reading of an issue of a contemporary social anthropology journal, students in this course will explore current issues, topics and debates in social anthropology.
146.798 Research Report (60) 60 credits
146.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits
146.800 MPhil Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
146.801 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
146.802 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
146.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
146.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
146.873 Research Report (60 credits) 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a report.
146.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a thesis.
146.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a thesis.
146.883 Thesis 90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a thesis.
146.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
146.900 PhD Social Anthropology 120 credits